Former English major strikes again.

I’ve been using the term “basement monkey” for the past year without really stopping to think where I got it from. Lately, however, I’ve had a few people ask me to stop and repeat it, making me think that the term is not as widespread as I’d assumed. I’m pretty sure I can’t assume responsibility for its creation, but I thought I’d provide a more thorough definition for those who requested it. 😉 Main Entry: base·ment mon·key Pronunciation: bās-mənt məŋ-kē Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural basement monkeys Etymology: probably first appeared in the official WoW forums at some undetermined time …

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You Will Be Assimilated.

Bahahahaha. My dear sassygurl has given in to constant poking and activated her very own WoW account through Refer-a-Friend. I feel very accomplished. We started her as a human paladin. Pally because they’re a painless starting point and human because… well, she wanted a big chest, I suppose. 😉 My work here is done.

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/mourn Dance Battle System.

…because really, a large number of us would be SO there this were real. PvP has never been my thing and I’ve never even stepped into a Wintergrasp battle on purpose, but dance competitions? Broughten’d it! *head swerve, hand gesture* Heck, some of us even do Naxx multiple times a week on various alts just to spend more time doing the Heigan Dance. And how sick is that? Give us our dance studios, Blizz. This is just cruel. Cruel!

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Upward immobility.

Well, it looked awesome when we picked it out at the saleslot. Shiny new status symbol, what’s not to like? It doesn’t even guzzle gas, though it does seem to provide a lot of it after a large meal… surely the stable hands knew how to deal with that anyway. Perhaps we should have thought about where to park it, though… War Mammoths — bigger might be better, but when you can’t get through simple doorways, it’s as embarrassing as trying to fit a Hummer in a compact space at the grocery store. Sigh.

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I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Ghoul.

He appeared out of nowhere on a lazy January evening, and forever changed the way we would see ghouls. Well, okay, let me rephrase that. 1. We’re not entirely sure if it’s a he or a she, it’s hard to tell when everything’s rotted off. The undead are funny that way. 2. I suppose that to be more accurate, it appeared out of a handful of corpse dust. Or possibly one of our dead guildies. 3. It was only lazy that evening because a good percentage of the raid spent part of the time wiping the floor with their faces. …

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Pants are obviously overrated.

This pally made me do such a double take whilst walking through Ironforge that I had to snap a picture. Five bucks says she’s played by a dude. Dear Blizzard, When you actually get around to hiring clothing/armor designers who are not horny 15-year old boys, please give me a ring. Oh, what the heck. If you want plate metal bikinis, I can give ya plate metal bikinis as well. I’m down with the Princess-Leia-in-chains style influences. But lordy, at least show skin in a way that looks planned, not like she just plain forgot to put on a piece …

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Stayin’ Alive.

Hausen and Novaz dance in synch while Galena provides counterpoint. Ghouran on vocals. Still fresh into magical level 70 and partying in the Mechanar (normal mode!), back when staying alive was an achievement in itself. Today’s screencap is a blast from the past courtesy of some reminiscing we were doing over Vent these past few nights. Cutting through heroics like warmed butter these days and bopping down achievements along the way, it’s nice to stop and think about the first few times we set foot into a dungeon on heroic difficulty… and wiped repeatedly. Ah, those were the days. But …

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Pass the cheese, please.

There are days when you have brilliant flashes of metaphorical genius. Then there are other days, when the best simile you can come up with involves… a potato. —————— *flashback to a couple nights ago* Earnest Guild Hunter: I like my tree a lot! That’s why I put all my talents there. Tired and Slightly Drugged Me: And I respect your unwavering loyalty and principles. But… think of it this way… EGH: …? Me: Talent trees are like… a… EGH: …? Me: A potato. Yes, a baked potato. EGH: *probably wondering just what drugs I was on* Me: Well, a …

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